Kalimna Stables is the absolute epitome of boutique living and is brand new to the accommodation market. This property will satisfy the most experienced and discerning traveller. Kalimna Stables is the lovingly restored original stables situated separately at the rear of this historic property. Kalimna is the main residence and was built in 1881 and is a high Victorian house with a second empire French Mansard roof and one of few in Australia. The stables overlook the in-ground tiled swimming pool and garden and has its own kitchenette/laundry and bathroom and full privacy with roller blinds.
About the Kalimna Stables accommodation
Set at the rear of the property, the stables have been lovingly restored and renovated and crafted with superior quality that combines the history of the property with a very modern edge. This is a striking and unique accommodation with ample space and overlooks the gardens and fully tiled 9mt swimming pool. The outdoor zone includes renowned landscaper Paul Bangay designed gardens and courtyard complete with BBQ, large swimming pool deck area, lawn and gardens.
Living and Dining
The kitchenette /laundry includes oven, cooktop, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave and all the basic kitchen essentials Such as oil, salt, pepper, flour, rice, detergent, spices etc. It also comes with a washing machine and dryer for laundering.
The open plan living zone is oriented to capture the garden and pool surroundings through floor to ceiling glass windows and doors and floor to ceiling roller blinds for complete privacy. There is a large table and stools inside to dine and further dining space in the courtyard garden. Roller blinds across the big glass windows ensure your privacy whatever time of the day and The lounge area includes two large leather lounge suites for you to sit and enjoy the wood fire or view over the swimming pool. Kalimna Stables is simply a stunning retreat that you don't ever have to leave to have a relaxing stay.
Bed and Bath
Kalimna Stables accommodates 3 guests in extreme comfort. The stables has a queen sized bed and an ensuite with shower. For an extra person we can provide a high quality single rollaway bed as well as a portacot for an infant up to 2 years old. The queen bed includes luxury mattress, pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets and covers and pillows from the supplier of The Sofitel Hotel. The single bed is top quality as well for a comfortable sleep. All bedding provided for the single bed and cot.
The stables also has air-conditioning and heating, ironing board and iron, hair dryer, hair straightener, linen and towels, DVD selection. Guests are also provided with a complimentary selection of toiletries and pool towels. Kalimna Stables has a swimming pool and gardens which are shared with the owners who ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. The stables also comes with a large TV and DVD player and selection of DVDs. Wifi is also available but not for large downloads.
Trams are a two minute walk to the city and the property is situated conveniently 20 minutes from the airport by car or taxi. Local trams, trains and buses are readily accessible and approximately 30 minutes to the CBD and the best of Melbournes tourist attractions.
Car hire through Green Share Car can be booked online and the car collected at the pick-up point which is a 200mt away. Cars can be hired by the hour or day at competitive prices.
Eating and shopping
Supermarkets walking distance include Gervasi Foodworks, IGA, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Restaurants are also within a short walk and include the very popular The Post Office Hotel and 229 Dining Hall, The Woodlands Hotel and a range of Indian and Turkish restaurants. A 5 minute tram ride down Sydney Road to Brunswick or Lygon Street provides a wide selection of trendy independent funky boutiques, clothing shops, restaurants and cafes. Another 15 minutes on the tram and you are at the Queen Victoria Market and in the heart of the CBD.
Whilst Kalimna Stables is a unique place, it is only for guests staying. We will accommodate additional visitors strictly by advance agreement ONLY before booking. Kalimna Stables is a private residence so please do not book and then ask for friends to "drop in for a swim".
Kalimna Stables provides easy access to Melbournes best sporting events and tourist sites including the Melbourne Cup and spring racing carnival events, Australian Open tennis, Grand Prix, museums, zoo, Arts Centre and Crown Casino.
Kalimna the meaning.
Kalimna is an Indigenous word meaning a beautiful place.
We look forward to having you stay at Kalimna Stables.
Photographs taken by Mark Farrelly Photography (Coburg)